(or the words that are typed by your fingers!)
Thoughts?

This came to mind after hearing a reporter with a very obvious agenda asked a loaded question and was called by a guest on their intent, and they fell back on the defense of “those particular words never came out of my mouth”.

Is it just the words of our mouth we should be accountable for; or the intentions of our heart?




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  1. Jear77 1 week ago

    So all freudian slips are all some deep seated secret, that we are struggling daily to hide?

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      griz 7 days ago

      @Jear77
      In a way, yes.

      Most often they are parts of our true self that escape unfiltered. They can be things that are desperate to get out so they can be dealt with.

      And it does seem that the more integrated we become (the Jungian concept of our inability to be whole until we’ve integrated the shadow side of self), the less frequent and less devastating the slips become.

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      • Jear77 7 days ago

        @griz oor one could simply have made a mistake

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        griz 5 days ago

        @Jear77
        Yes.
        A slip.

        A Freudian slip!

        Mistakes are there to learn from.

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      • Jear77 5 days ago

        @griz most, yes… but others are pretty harmless/ benign/ silly, or something so easily mistook as something else, it’s something that’s common… are these the things that we *really* should be worried about? More the mistakes that cost a few thousand dollars, ruin relationships, and cause disease to spread, wars to reignite, and massive deaths/ injuries to the masses are of more pressing concern.

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        griz 5 days ago

        @Jear77
        If enough people integrated and controlled the shadow within, their slips would be more humorous than disastrous: and most other people would also see the humor and not the disaster.

        Society has fallen into a really fucked-up way of thinking, where being competent and taking responsibility for one’s own existential burden is actively resisted.

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      • Jear77 5 days ago

        @griz once again, there are serious problems that wouldn’t be solved by doing so. What you propose is nothing more than a mass “band-aid” that would need to be renewed ad nauseam.

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        griz 4 days ago

        @Jear77
        Everything won’t be Utopian.

        You were expecting that it would???
        (Ie. Marxist)

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      • Jear77 4 days ago

        @griz leave things “as is” unless it will be.

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        griz 3 days ago

        @Jear77
        The as is needs to be constantly rejuvenated or else it will stagnate.

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      • Jear77 3 days ago

        @griz knowing you, you’re referencing the scripture that says “be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

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        griz 2 days ago

        @Jear77
        It also ties into the Enuma Alis and the ancient Egyptian creation myth.

        The same wisdom from multiple sources across time is not something to be dismissed easily.

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      • Jear77 2 days ago

        @griz or if you know the linguistic roots behind the “wisdom,” you can do so with impunity, knowing they didn’t have the knowledge we have today.

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        griz 1 day ago

        @Jear77
        In many ways they appear to have had more.

        Because we as individuals and as a society are falling into the traps they clearly identified and found ways to circumvent.

        And this without the internet! Are we stupid . . . or just lazy and dense??

        We have wonderfully articulated philosophies and they just had pictures. But they avoided the traps and we fall for them.

        And then think ourselves wise for having so much knowledge!

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      • Jear77 1 day ago

        @griz you don’t get it. If we know where the roots of an idea came from because we can trace the language back further to its core ideas, we can dismiss an idea solely on that linguistic fact!

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        griz 21 hours ago

        @Jear77
        Dismissing the past as “stupid” . . . just makes us stupid.

        And “dis-integrated”.
        (An apt analogy of modern times, yes?)

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      • Jear77 21 hours ago

        @griz not when we know the linguistic roots. Those roots tell a story of a time we didn’t know what we know now. They hearken back to a more primitive culture who thought that gods were involved in and complete control of literally everything, that in a very real sense, they thought we didn’t have free will. (which in one sense we don’t, but that’s another issue altogether). So do you believe god controls the traffic you drive in, allowing you to be early, or causing you to be late? That god somehow is simultaneously moving all the car’s engines (if that were the case we wouldn’t need this thing called “fossil fuel”)?

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  2. ladybarbara 1 week ago

    The Heart Specialist is prescribing blood pressure medication. When I told him that I wanted to treat my heart condition and high blood pressure with diet, he looked at me and asked me what I had come to the Emergency Room and Hospital for?

    The first thing out of my mouth was the desire for more natural cures.

    The Doctor looked at me like I had just said that I was going to treat my problem by slathering my body with Vicks Vapo Rub and dance around a fire with sprigs of kale sticking out of my nose.

    I thought that going on a heart healthy, low salt, low sugar diet was just the right thing to say, at that moment.

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    • Jear77 1 week ago

      @ladybarbara there are natural remedies for most everything… BUT they are a lifestyle change for the most part. Slipping back into habits of poor eating, not exercising, and getting an inadequate amount of rest make such things ineffectual.

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  3. ladybarbara 1 week ago

    I do laugh easily at inappropriate times. Like when the pest sprayer guy ran away from our yard because of our cat door. As if our cats would attack him. Then the sprayer guy points out that he doesn’t see any scorpion threats. I lifted a bucket and there waited a big scorpion. I said that they are aggressive and he said that they wern’t —– and then the scorpion went claws up and open with tail at sting mode!!! It headed towards the guys big thick work boot and I saw a tall man jump back in fear. OK, I laughed at him. He sprinkled the scorpion with powder. He said it would die. A few days later, I moved the bucket and there he was!!! I stomped on him. I am finding the pest control guys are ineffectual. Yes, I will laugh at them when I see a big man in work boots jump back from a crustation bug.

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  4. immortal_pirate 1 week ago

    My words, both spoken and typed are truth, whether you accept them or not is your choice.

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